Haris Karachristianidis wrote:
Do you play without nails?
Usually, yes. When I recorded those my nails were at avg length, not that short. But also not shaped either.
I have found playing with nails to be a particular challenge to do consistently, an added burden of effort and practice that I'd rather not spend time on. Sometimes I can do it well; other times, the string gets caught under my nail and really snaps back loudly.
Learning the music, overcoming nerves, mastering LH fretting and RH playing requires enough time and effort for me. I am also a fan, if not strictly a disciple, of Rob Mackillop's no-nails style in this regard.